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Testing Positive for SARS-CoV-2 in Two Countries 105 Days Apart

Recovered COVID-19 patients may test positive for SARS-CoV-2 for
a long time from intermittent shedding of viral fragments. A 36-year-old man who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the Czech Republic and recovered tested positiveĀ again in Bhutan, 105 days beyond his first positive test. He experienced minimalsymptoms and recovered without complications. Although no virological test was conducted to rule out reinfection, the repeat positive test after initial recovery likely resulted from prolonged shedding of dead viral particles than a reinfection.

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